100 episodes

Being Indispensable is a podcast for Executive Assistants. It's about the mindset shift required to form a true partnership with your executive. Listen to interviews with indispensable executive assistants themselves, insights from executives and business leaders who share what they value in their indispensable assistants and join Liz as she explores the skills and leadership development required to build a true partnership with your executive.

Being Indispensable Liz Van Vliet - Executive Assistant Champion

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.7, 35 Ratings

Being Indispensable is a podcast for Executive Assistants. It's about the mindset shift required to form a true partnership with your executive. Listen to interviews with indispensable executive assistants themselves, insights from executives and business leaders who share what they value in their indispensable assistants and join Liz as she explores the skills and leadership development required to build a true partnership with your executive.

    110. Getting Clear On How Your Output As An Executive Assistant Generates Business Outcomes

    110. Getting Clear On How Your Output As An Executive Assistant Generates Business Outcomes

    Is your self-worth as an Executive Assistant driven by activity or output? 
    An output is something you do. An outcome is something that happens as a consequence of something that you do.
    This episode came about because so many EAs I have been training and coaching are struggling with the feeling that because they're not 'seen' working remotely they are not feeling as sure about the value they're delivering.
    EAs may not generate outcomes as a general rule but their output does. Getting clear on the connection between outputs and the outcome they're tied to is a valuable way of building confidence and self-worth but also articulating your value to your manager.
    Get the download for the episode at bit.ly/outputnotactivity
    Secure your invitation to join the Empowered Assistant Collective when the doors open in early September by registering at bit.ly/empoweredea
     
     

    • 21 min
    109. Project Management 101 - What Executive Assistants Need To Kno

    109. Project Management 101 - What Executive Assistants Need To Kno

    In this interview with Mike Van Vliet we discussed the important terminology that EAs need to understand and the various sources of information that provide insight into how projects are travelling.
    We also discussed the different project management methodologies that EAs may come across and how they differ. 
    Finally we talked through ways that EAs can support their manager and influence the project management process. 
     

    • 29 min
    108. Beware. Burnout Ahead!

    108. Beware. Burnout Ahead!

    In this week's episode Liz shares a couple of bits of news and also an article that might resonate with you exploring the topic of burnout. 
    You can find the blog post by Bonnie Low-Kramen here or cut and paste the URL:
    http://www.bonnielowkramen.com/2020/07/20/burning-out-from-wfm-and-what-do-you-do-about-it-now/
    Join the list to hear when the Empowered Assistant Collective doors will open at:
    https://bit.ly/empoweredea
    You can listen to my fun episode featuring my daughter Kate here:
    https://beingindispensable.libsyn.com/podbombing-during-covid-19-a-bit-of-fun-with-kate-vv
     
     
     

    • 14 min
    107. Why Executive Assistants Are The Human Equivalent of A Slinky

    107. Why Executive Assistants Are The Human Equivalent of A Slinky

    A solo episode ruminating on a blog post that I wrote about EAs adopting what I call a Slinky Mindset.
    Read the blog post here
    I've written another post about the way Slinky's can also get tangled up. For Executive Assistants it happens when they're trying to manage unrealistic expectations!
    Read the blog post here 

    • 17 min
    106. Coming Soon: The Empowered Assistant Academy

    106. Coming Soon: The Empowered Assistant Academy

    In this episode Liz is sharing the projects she's working on including a new membership for EAs called The Empowered Assistant Academy.
    Register your details so you can be the first to know when the doors open.
    https://bit.ly/empoweredea
    Find out more about the coaching, training and speaking we offer at My EA Career. 

    • 11 min
    105. The One Thing All Mentoring Relationships Need To Succeed

    105. The One Thing All Mentoring Relationships Need To Succeed

    Mentoring is one of the most valuable things you can undertake. In this episode Liz shares her advice for finding a mentor and the key elements that need to exist for it to be a worthwhile experience for both mentor and mentee.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Cooking up a storm ,

Great advice and easy to listen to

Lilz brings warmth and personality to her grounded practical advice. I've not only learned some valuable things, I've really enjoyed listening to her information, and to the interesting mix of guest speakers. This podcast has great productivity tips as well as adding a depth of caring for the person delivering seamless service in the area of Office Professionals.

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To Administration Professionals this is a resource must in your tool kit. I really appreciate and enjoy listening to this podcast.

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Another great podcast!

Thank you Liz for sharing your knowledge and insights on how we can become indispensable in the workplace. Your podcasts are a must listen for all Office Professionals who want to remain relevant in our changing business world. I’ll be ready for the next set of waves. Thank you

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